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manatawady
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:28 pm    Post subject: Cannot "su" using gterm&xterm Reply with quote

Hello there,
Today I finished installing plain gentoo. I added gnome ooo etc. So for configuratin of the system,
I would like to su to root in the default terminal (which should be gterm i suppose).
But I always do get a >" Permission denied - Sorry" though the password is correct - since I can log in to a vc as root directly
using the same password.

So, maybe I need to join a group that is allowed to su ?
Currently my groups joined are:
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floppy audio cdrom video games cdrw usb users
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zsoltika
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are right, you need to be a member of the "wheel" group to 'su'.
(BTW: nice avatar :D )
HTH,
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greasy_grasshopper
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to add the user to the "wheel" group.

Edit: zsoltika beat me to it, but here's the FAQ entry: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=23378
It's a good idea to search the forums first.
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manatawady
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you both for your very quick answers. :D Guess somehow I should have know about that,
though honestly, I searched for "su" using the Search (top left) and not the Quicksearch and the faq didn't show up.
8)
anyways thx alot:roll:
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greasy_grasshopper
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

manatawady wrote:
I searched for "su" using the Search (top left) and not the Quicksearch and the faq didn't show up.


That's because you can't search for words shorter than 3 letters.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

greasy_grasshopper wrote:
here's the FAQ entry: https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=23378

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